Fairfax Update
News From Around Town...
February 26,2021
Marin Graduates to Tier 2 COVID-19 Status

The State of California has announced that Marin County will move from “purple” to “red” status in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy effective Wednesday, February 24. 

The move from Tier 1 or “widespread risk” status to the less restrictive Tier 2 or “substantial risk” level is based on consecutive weeks of progress in Marin’s COVID-19 case statistics. Marin joins San Mateo and San Francisco as the only Bay Area counties not in tier 1, the most restrictive tier.

The primary changes allowed under the state order as Marin moves into Tier 2:

  • Retail establishments can expand indoor capacity to 50%
  • Indoor malls can expand indoor capacity to 50% (food courts must remain closed)
  • Gyms and fitness studios (including yoga and dance studios) are allowed to open indoors at 10% capacity
  • Restaurants are allowed to open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.
  • Museums are allowed to open indoors at 25% capacity
  • Movie theaters are allowed to open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Cultural ceremonies, including weddings and funerals, are allowed indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer (churches and houses of worship maintain 25% indoor capacity)

Fairfax Banners

You may have noticed the new banners around town. They were developed to encourage people to mask up and follow recommended guidelines. Thank you to Holly Pierson for creating the beautiful artwork for the banners.
Cascade Bridges Project Update

Marin County Open Space District has prepared a draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for its Bridges and Trail Improvement project in Cascade Canyon Preserve. This proposed project would improve habitat for sensitive wildlife species while improving the safety and accessibility of the trail system in the preserve. The design was developed through engagement with the local community, town of Fairfax, visitors and study of the wildlife and natural resources in the area over the past six years and includes the installation of trail bridges to protect fish, frogs and other wildlife in the area. 

The IS/MND and online comment form and information about a public meeting on March 4th is available on the Marin County Parks website at Cascade Canyon. If you have any questions, please contact Principle Natural Resources Planner Jon Campo.

As background, the proposed project was originally presented to the general public in a meeting held at the Fairfax Women’s Club in September 2016. Subsequently, the Council discussed the project at its December 2016 and January 2017 meetings. In April 2017, the Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD) to consent to the project with specific conditions. The Town had the right to review the proposed improvements in the Elliott Nature Preserve as a result of conditions placed on the transfer of the Elliott Nature Preserve by the Town of Fairfax to the MCOSD in 1987.
Take the Bikeshare Survey

Your input is needed to help find bike parking locations for a new bike sharing system of 300 electric bikes near SMART stations in Marin and Sonoma counties. Please participate in this short survey to help us determine where mobility hubs should be placed within your community.
The survey will be open through Friday, March 19, 2021 but early feedback is encouraged. Input from the survey will be used in addition to technical analysis to determine locations for the initial system roll out and potential future phases.
This pilot program is funded through the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to provide bike sharing at and around SMART stations in the cities of Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Petaluma, Novato, San Rafael, and Larkspur.
Find more information about bike share: Marin and Sonoma
Upcoming Meetings & Events
Town Council Meeting
March 3 - 7pm

Racial Equity & Social Justice Committee Meeting
March 4 - 7pm

Park Clean Up
March 7th - 10am

Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting
March 8 - 7pm

Police Practices and Public Safety Alternatives
(Subcommittee of RESJ) Meeting
March 11 - 7pm

To view the agendas visit our Public Meetings page.

Curbside Pick up on March 29 and March 31 between 1-4pm 
This year the Fairfax Volunteers will be preparing the Easter baskets for distribution to children 8 years old and under (limit of 1 per household) in advance of Easter Day and items can be used with home egg hunts activities.

Please reserve one by e-mailing mbaird@townoffairfax.org. Maria will bring the baskets which will consist of candy, activities and games out to your car, on Park Road, near Peri Park. Please contact her early as only 60 kits will be available.
Fairfax Recreation
Outdoor Yoga with Veronica will continue outside in Bolinas Park on Mondays when weather allows with masks and distance protocols. Click here for more info.

Dance a la Moxie 
Contratti Ballfield 
Instructor: Sisi M.P. Hansen
Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30pm

A progressive, FUN total body workout guaranteed to make you feel better, look better and be better! No experience necessary. The eclectic music will make you dance! Wear comfortable clothing and footwear to move in on the field. Covid protocols and safety will be followed. Please wear your mask.

Music Pods with Dani Levy -- Starts Next Week!
Tuesdays, March 2 – April 6 
10:30am – 11:15am 

Music with Dani is a fun and interactive music and movement time for young children and their grownups.  Dani’s music session will have the children singing, dancing, rhyming, using their imaginations and having fun while creating music together!

Sign up today and get a spot before they fill up!
Peri Park Update 

At their February 3rd meeting the Town Council approved the plan for the renovations at Peri Park with a new vendor called Bear Playgrounds. View the plans and images that are similar to the structures that will be installed.
If you would like to support this project, we still have many tee shirts and tote bags available at a discounted price! 
Park Clean Up
Sunday March 7th
Bolinas Park (across from Peruva Auto Repair)

Please bring a mask and wear closed toed shoes. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided.
Fairfax Food Pantry
Saturday mornings from 8-10am
Fairfax Community Church 
2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax.

The Fairfax Food Pantry continues to be open. Drive through or walk up service is available. In addition to our regular bagged groceries, folks will be receiving 15lb produce boxes as part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). 
Free Covid Testing Options for Ross Valley

The County of Marin has partnered with Curative to offer coronavirus testing by online appointment for anybody, whether insured or not. 

A testing site is open each Tuesday at the United Market parking lot (100 Red Hill Avenue) in San Anselmo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Online appointments for that testing location and others can be made via Curative.com.

Check the Curative website for other Marin testing locations if Tuesdays are not convenient.
Join a Board or Commission!

Do you want to make a real difference in 2021? Consider joining a board or commission for the Town of Fairfax. There are openings on the Open Space Committee, Climate Action Committee, Volunteer Board and Planning Commission.

Town of Fairfax sitio web se puede traducir al español

El sitio web se puede traducir al español usando el ícono del globo que se encuentra en la barra verde de cada página.

Our website can now be translated into Spanish (and other languages) using the globe icon found on the green bar at the top of each page.